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Wellington law bans sale of dogs, cats from pet stores

By Jason Schultz - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

The Wellington Council unanimously passed its anti-puppy-mill ordinance a second time Tuesday, making the new law official.

The puppy-mill law, which will take effect immediately, bans the sale of dogs or cats from pet stores in the village. There are no commercial pet stores open in the village now, but resident Lorrie Browne said she called for the ordinance to get ahead of the national issue of pet stores selling sick animals bred at “puppy mills” or large commercial breeders that sometimes put profits ahead of animal health and safety.

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